Charmaine Dunmow BSc.(Hons),UKCP, MBACP

Charmaine Dunmow  BSc.(Hons),UKCP, MBACP

The Saffron Walden Therapy Room
37 Fairycroft House Arts & Media Centre
Audley Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 3HD

01799 794795 / 07775 795523

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About me

I am an Accredited Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I offer counselling on a short or long term basis in Saffron Walden in Essex. I enjoy working individually, with couples and other relationships.

Making the decision to come for counselling is the first step on the journey to discovering and understanding more about yourself, your relationships and your place in the world.   

What I can help with:

- Support through unexpected life events, period of change and loss
- Exploring, understanding and learning to manage overwhelming emotions
- Reconnecting or finding a greater sense of purpose
- Releasing old patterns of behaviour that no longer work
- Developing more fulfilling relationships
- Realising your inner potential

How I work -

Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship I focus on how my client experiences his or her life in the present. Every client has a unique situation and is considered as a whole. I encourage my client to explore and develop their own self awareness so it is made possible for them to begin to identify what it is that is needed in his/her life now. At the core of our work we will be looking at relationships in all their dimensions.

As a relational, integrative counsellor my approach is always collaborative. Building a warm, non- judgemental, secure relationship will become a fundamental part of our work together.

I draw on theories and concepts from the three main schools of thought: Humanistic, Analytic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT). My work is much guided by Attachment Theory. My approach acknowledges the crucial inter-relationship of body and mind.

Talking, being heard and being understood on a deeper level can bring about profound change.

Some clients prefer to just talk, while others connect more easily using other forms of creative expression such as working with image and metaphor, guided visualisation, puppetry, dreams, collage, story enactment, poetry, music or writing.

I have significant experience working with anxiety, developmental trauma and emotional neglect, relationship issues, work related stress, change, bereavement, low self esteem and transitional life stages including the bridge from adolescence to adulthood, midlife and beyond.

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― C.G. Jung.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc. (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling


Somatic Trauma Therapy Training

Creative Therapy - Adults
CBT Mindfulness
Stress Reduction Mindfulness
Couple Counselling

Person Centred Art Therapy Skills

Key Interests

Attachment theory and development

Anxiety & Depression

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Therapy Room


Individual 60 minute session:  £60.00 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Saturday - £60.00                   

Couples and Relationship  sessions: £75.00 (1hr)

Maps & Directions

Saffron Walden, CB11 3HD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mon, Tues, Wed. & Saturday appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

Supervision available